Category Archives: Bitemarks

Forensics: Bad faith responses by forensic path org to new study on their members’ decision- making decisions. Authors’ Response to Gill et al Response

Now is huge. The paper by Dror et al that started this tempest is available within this post. Its all about cognitive biases in forensics. Please read it. BTW Gill is the president of the National Association of Medical Examiners, … Continue reading

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Forensics: @The_AAFS needs to act on the continued promotion and use of bitemarks for any purpose. The Junk Science the Justice System Depends on Is a Joke

From bullet prints to hair strands to bite marks to fire analysis, an awful lot of the forensic science simply doesn’t hold up, even as courts keep allowing for it. — Read on http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-junk-science-the-justice-system-depends-on-is-a-joke

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Forensics: Then Trump showed up. 2015 Update: White House Report on Forensics Science: “Eradicate” the Use of Bitemarks. @chronic_jordan @radleybalko

Strange how, in this respect, it seems Trump hasnt left certain bastions of criminal justice. Update on the Update: More on this today (Wednesday July 22, 2015)  from Radley Balko at THE WATCH On Tuesday, July 21, the White House … Continue reading

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Forensics: Bitemarks. Michigan governor Witmer and Innocence community shares how faulty forensic science leads to wrongful convictions

A task force created this year by Governor Gretchen Whitmer continues to meet each month to come up with recommendations and best practices for how forensic science work is used, conducted and assessed in the criminal justice system. — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: US Courts and Prosecutors recent history of resisting forensic reforms.

http://www.law360.com/articles/1261492/why-courts-still-lag-behind-on-forensic-science

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Forensics: Junk science gets support from DOJ Statement Pushing Dubious Forensic Science Is Challenged by Advocates

Democracy Forward and the Union of Concerned Scientists say the Trump-era statement is biased, inaccurate, and runs afoul of federal law. — Read on theintercept.com/2021/08/08/forensic-science-reform-justice-department/

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Forensics: Demands for changing ‘The Entrenched Carceralism of Forensics.’ Weak judges, need for better science oversight.

The forensic system has deep structural flaws that may be beyond reform. It may be time to radically reimagine it. — Read on inquest.org/entrenched-carceralism-of-forensics/

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Forensic examination: Unhappy bitemarkers in OZ. The case for a criminal review commission in Australia

Uneasy about improper use of their discipline, forensics experts call for an appeals body to protect against miscarriages of justice — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/law/2021/jul/18/forensic-examination-the-case-for-a-criminal-review-commission-in-australia

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Forensics: Bite Mark Evidence: What You Should Know About This Debunked Science

Bite mark evidence has sent at least two dozen innocent people to prison. So why is this debunked forensic method still being used? — Read on innocenceproject.org/what-is-bite-mark-evidence-forensic-science/

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Forensics: Commission refers the 1998 murder conviction of Justin Plummer to the Court of Appeal due to bitemark expert

Its a prime example of a dentist testimony exceeding the limits of scientific knowledge. These guys are always “very convincing.” Commission refers the murder conviction of Justin Plummer to the Court of Appeal | Criminal Cases Review Commission — Read … Continue reading

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